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to new homes in america than any other country. 60,000 adoptions in the past 20 years. hundreds of thousands of children who need homes have fewer options and dozens whose adoptions were in the process must remain in russia, including some who met and bonded with their perspective new parents. officials in washington calling it a politically motivated decision aimed at punishing u.s. policy at the expense of kids. amy in. >> hi trace. this bill just sailed through the russian parliament and was signed by president vladimir putin. even so there are plenty of russians even at the highest levels of government who see this as bad policy, particularly because it penalizes those children in desperate need of a new home. there were protests outside that state and even arrests. the new law is in the name of a russian toddler who died because his american parents left him in a hot car but the real motive is retaliation for a law washington passed in the name of russian -- a russian lawyer to died in a russian prison after investigating tax fraud by people connected to the russian governm
there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five and ten. they had their entire likes ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were teachers men and women who developed their lives to help our children fulfill their dreams. our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents and sisters and brothers of the little children and for the families of the adults who were lost. our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors, as well, for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early and there are in words that will ease their pain. as a country we have been through this too many times. whether it is elementary school in newtown or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, the mains are our neighborhoods and the children are our children. we are going to have to come folk and take meaningful action to preve
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